Police confiscate morphine dealers being sought

February 06, 1993|By Staff Report

A quarter of a million dollars worth of morphine was seized yesterday from an apartment that police believe was the base for a large West Baltimore drug-distribution ring, narcotics officers said.

Western District drug enforcement officers raided the apartment in the 300 block of W. Monument St. about 2:40 p.m. and found roughly 1 pound of unpackaged morphine and 5,100 small glassine bags containing morphine, police said. The glassine bags appeared to be ready for sale on the street and would fetch about $20 apiece, police said. A chrome .38-caliber semiautomatic handgun was also recovered.

No one was in the apartment when officers raided it and police said they are obtaining warrants for suspected members of the drug ring.

The morphine apparently had been brought to Baltimore from New York City and was primarily intended for sale along the drug corridor in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave., police said.

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